Czech Republic experiences first H5N8 chook flu case in three years

PRAGUE: The Czech Republic has its first case of the extremely pathogenic H5N8 chook flu virus in three years after an outbreak was reported on a poultry farm within the nation’s central area, the State Veterinary Administration stated on Saturday.

The veterinary company stated the virus killed half of a flock of 12 hens, which was confirmed by checks, and that it had taken precautionary measures instantly.

On January 15, the second outbreak of chook flu has been discovered at a big duck farm in japanese Hungary, the Nationwide Meals Chain Security Authority (NEBIH) stated on Wednesday, two days after the primary such case within the nation in years.

The chook flu has unfold in latest days in Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary. It’s a extremely pathogenic pressure of the virus that reappeared in Poland in early January.

Hungary’s NEBIH stated the total duck inventory on the farm, 115,000 birds, was being culled on suspicion of the virus, after the destruction of greater than 50,000 turkeys earlier this week to comprise the unfold of the an infection.

It stated the virus might be spreading as wild birds migrate and contaminate waterways utilized by farm birds.

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The authority stated that this strand of the virus was much like one in an outbreak in 2016 in Hungary. It stated poultry merchandise in Hungary had been secure to devour.

Hungary may also prohibit transport to comprise the virus, the authority stated earlier this week, including that the H5N8 pressure had to date prompted no human infections in Europe.

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